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Mary Helmreich

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20130228185121-ash___second_avenue_in_san_diego_faa
Ash & Second Avenue San Diego, 1991 Watercolor 13" X 19" X 1" Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228191739-gale_cafe_on_wilshire_blvd_los_angeles_faa
Gale Cafe on Wilshire Blvd, 1992 Watercolor 21 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228233532-a_collection_of_drinks_faa
A Collection of Drinks, 2009 Watercolor 20" X 29" X 1" Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130220234424-benches_at_powerhouse_beach_del_mar_faa
Benches at Powerhouse Beach Del Mar, 2012 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228235510-carlsbad_coastline_faa
Carlsbad Coastline, 2008 Original Watercolor 19 X 13 X 1 Inches © Copyright
20130223210106-encinitas_california_artslant
Encinitas California, 2009 Watercolor 19 X 29 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130223232556-beach_flowers_at_the_del_faa
Beach Flowers at the Del, 2007 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130226210927-new_tidelands_park_coronado_faa
New Tidelands Park Coronado, 2012 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227014315-valley_center_california_faa
Valley Center California, 2010 Watercolor 15 X 21 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227002829-clouds_over_torrey_pines_faa
Clouds over Torrey Pines, 2010 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227012318-lakeside_california_faa
Lakeside California, 2010 Watercolor 19 X 29 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227020135-house_among_date_palms_in_indio_faa
House among Date Palms in Indio, 2003 Watercolor 12 X 18 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227021728-house_on_crest_del_mar_faa
House on Crest Del Mar, 2002 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227023814-los_penasquitos_looking_east_faa
Los Penasquitos Looking East, 2011 Watercolor 15.5 X 21.5 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227193424-mission_beach_san_diego_faa
Mission Beach San Diego, 2009 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227200545-san_diego_fantasy_faa
San Diego Fantasy, 2012 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130227202145-sd_skyline_pen_and_ink_faa
San Diego Skyline Pen & Watercolor, 2009 Watercolor 18 X 12 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228011243-surfer_girl_at_fletcher_cove_faa
Surfer Girl at Fletcher Cove, 2006 Watercolor 18 X 12 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228013616-two_girls_at_dog_beach_faa
Two Girls at Dog Beach Del Mar, 2010 Watercolor 18 X 12 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228014937-wilshire_blvd_at_mansfield_faa
Wilshire Blvd at Mansfield Los Angeles , 1992 Watercolor 24 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130228020409-winter_walk_del_mar_faa
Winter Walk Del Mar, 2006 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130301013755-cedar_fire_san_diego_2003_faa
Cedar Fire San Diego 2003, 2003 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130301201314-lifeguard_station_at_moonlight_beach_faa
Lifeguard Station at Moonlight Beach, 1992 Watercolor 21 X 15 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130301204228-torrey_pines_gliderport_faa
Torrey Pines Gliderport, 2002 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130301234518-a_clear_day_in_san_diego_faa
A Clear Day in San Diego, 1991 Watercolor 28 X 18 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302001347-andrews_street_mission_hills_faa
Andrews Street Mission Hills San Diego, 1986 Watercolor 28" X 18" © Mary Helmreich
20130302003732-approaching_the_starting_gate_faa
Approaching the Starting Gate, 1992 Watercolor 10 X 14 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302005435-balloons_over_san_dieguito_faa
Balloons over San Dieguito, 1988 Watercolor 21 X 30 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302011211-balloons_over_san_elijo_faa
Balloons over San Elijo Lagoon Encinitas, 1993 Watercolor 14 X 20 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302012213-batiquitos_lagoon_carlsbad_california_faa
Batiquitos Lagoon Carlsbad California, 2005 Watercolor 20 X 30 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302014313-batiquitos_lagoon_marshland_faa
Batiquitos Lagoon Marshland California, 2005 Watercolor 12 X 18 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302015502-beach_at_swami_s_encinitas_faa
Beach at Swami's Encinitas, 1998 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130302021135-beech_street_in_san_diego_faa
Beech Street San Diego, 1988 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130303011912-bell_tower_in_balboa_park_faa
Bell Tower in Balboa Park San Diego, 1991 Watercolor 25 X 18 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130303013924-bench_at_powerhouse_beach_faa
Bench at Powerhouse Beach Del Mar, 2007 Watercolor 10 X 14 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130303015829-beverly_hills_bottlescape_faa
Beverly Hills Bottlescape, 1993 Watercolor 19 X 13 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130303020948-big_sur_cottage_faa
Big Sur Cottage California, 2009 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305012542-birds_of_paradise_faa
Birds of Paradise #5 Right, 1988 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305020604-bluffs_at_torrey_pines_south_faa
Bluffs at Torrey Pines South, 2001 Watercolor 12 X 18 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305023102-carlsbad_rt_101_faa
Carlsbad Route 101, 2001 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305024532-chickens_at_twin_inns_carlsbad_faa
Chickens at Twin Inns Carlsbad, 1983 Watercolor 16 X 20 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305025620-children_s_pool_in_la_jolla_faa
Childrens Pool in La Jolla, 1999 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305031204-coast_hwy_101_carlsbad_california_faa
Coast Hwy 101 Carlsbad California, 2004 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305193956-community_center_at_del_mar_faa
Community Center at Del Mar, 2000 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305195658-coral_tree_with_lj_shores_faa
Coral Tree with La Jolla Shores, 1988 Watercolor 20 X 30 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305201141-coronado_bay_bridge_faa
Coronado Bay Bridge California, 1994 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305203114-coronado_beach___navy_ships_faa
Coronado Beach & Navy Ships, 2001 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305231336-coronado_boathouse_faa
Coronado Boathouse, 1994 Watercolor 20 X 14 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305233223-coronado_island_california_faa
Coronado Island California, 2007 Watercolor 19 X 13 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130305234351-coronado_shores_faa
Coronado Shores, 2002 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306000527-crystal_pier_pacific_beach_faa
Crystal Pier Pacific Beach, 2000 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306001834-del_coronado_boathouse_faa
Del Coronado Boathouse, 2004 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306003358-del_coronado_spirits_faa
Del Coronado Spirits, 2002 Watercolor 24 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306005026-dog_beach_del_mar_faa
Dog Beach Del Mar, 1993 Watercolor 19 X 13 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306010508-downtown_rancho_santa_fe_faa
Downtown Rancho Santa Fe California, 2009 Watercolor 22 X 16 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306012007-el_prado_in_balboa_park_faa
El Prado in Balboa Patk, 1991 Watercolor 16 X 24 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306013806-eucalyptus_trees_at_batiquitos_lagoon_faa_
Eucalyptus Trees at Batiquitos Lagoon, 2005 Watercolor 13 X 19 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306231052-flat_rock___bluffs_at_torrey_pines_faa
Flat Rocks & Bluffs at Torrey Pines, 2001 Watercolor 16 X 22 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306232553-flower_fields_in_carlsbad_1992_faa
Flower Fields in Carlsbad California 1992, 1992 Watercolor 14 X 20 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306233833-fountain_at_cafe_del_rey_moro_faa
Fountain at Cafe Del Rey Moro, 1968 Watercolor 18 X 24 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20130306235145-fuel_dock_shelter_island_san_diego_faa
Fuel Dock Shelter Island San Diego, 2001 Watercolor 20 X 30 X 1 Inches © Mary Helmreich
20120318232355-mary-passport-photo-copy
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Newton, MA
Birth year
1945
Lives in
Encinitas, CA
Works in
Encinitas, CA
Schools
Bard College, 1964
School of the Museum of Fine Arts | SMFA
Representing galleries
Frame Designs & Gallery, Solana Beach Art & Frame, Art & Frames by Wood Gallery, Artrageous Gallery Services, Leucadia Art Gallery Corner Frame Shop
Tags
watercolor paintings, paintings, fine art, Photo Realism, watercolor, contemporary art, realism, landscape, traditional
Statement

Mary Helmreich was born in 1945 near Boston, Massachusetts. Her talent was recognized early, when at age nine she won a prize for portraiture, competing against high school students. At twelve she attended a summer art program at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In the eleventh grade she studied under Sidney Hurwitz at the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and at the Cummington School of the Arts in the Berkshires. At Bard College New York from 1963-1964 she majored in Sculpture taught by Harvey Fite and Fine Art by Anton Refregier. She continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from 1964-1965 under the tutelage of Robert Grady and Andreas Feininger.

Toward the end of 1965 she traveled to London and Paris, where she met Gisbert Helmreich at a youth hostel in Place Pigalle. Together they hitchhiked through Europe, North Africa and East Africa. They were married in October 1966 in Burlington, Vermont. Their son Stefan Helmreich and his wife Heather Paxson are both anthropologists at MIT. From 1966 until the summer of 1981 they made their home in Boston, with a short sojourn to Vienna in 1968.

For many years Mary concentrated on the human form, drawing from life, first with a Boston group and then with the Winchester Studio Guild, assisted by professor emeritus King Coffin. In 1969 her husband opened the Boston Chess Studio on Newbury Street, which became a focal point for the chess community during the Bobby Fischer era. Newbury Street, being the center of the New England art scene, inspired Mary to display her pencil drawings, acrylics and watercolor paintings.

After an exploratory cross-country trip in 1981, she and her family decided to move to San Diego, where they established residence in the community of Olivenhain in Encinitas. By that time watercolor had become her favorite medium. She has been a member of several art organizations and has entered juried art shows receiving many awards & prizes. Mary now paints cityscapes, landscapes, historical buildings and more intimate views of the area. All her paintings, including commissions, are carried out in the representational manner, using archival materials. Her original watercolor paintings and prints are available at outdoor art exhibits, by appointment at her studio and through California galleries.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Coronado Art-In-The-Park
Every First & Third Sunday of the Month
Corner 7th & Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
http://www.coronadoartassn.com

Oceanside Days of Art
April
Pier View Way - In and About the Oceanside Civic Center
Oceanside, California
www.oceanside-days-of-art.org

Christmas in July
July
Old Mission Montessori School - 4070 Mission Ave
Oceanside
, California
www.chrstmasinjulyartisans.com

Carlsbad Art in the Village
August 10
Grand Ave
Sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Business Association
Carlsbad, California
www.kennedyfaires.com

Leucadiart Walk
August
Highway 101 and Leucadia Blvd
Encinitas, California

www.leucadia101.com


Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll
October 5
Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, California

Sponsored by the Del Mar Chamber of Commerce
www.kennedyfaires.com

Christmas on the Farm
November
Sherrie Ness
Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd
Valley Center, California

www.batesnutfarm.biz

Encinitas Fall Festival
November 23
South Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, California
www.kennedyfaires.com

Santa's Coming
November
Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd
Valley Center, California

www.batesnutfarm.biz

Collections:

Cadence Pharmaceuticals - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP - Hilton - Scripps - Sharp - Courtyard by Marriott - McDonalds - Novartis - Pfizer Nereus Pharmaceuticals - Beckman Properties - TEC Torch Welding Products Co Veteran's Administration Hospital La Jolla
 

Paintings On Commission:

Robert F Driver Inc, San Diego, California, USA
Bully's Restaurants, Del Mar, California, USA
Davidson Communities, Del Mar, California, USA
PW Construction Inc, Glendora, California, USA
Lillick, McHose & Charles Attys, San Diego, California, USA
Worden, Williams, Richmond & Ellis, Solana Beach, California, USA
Mc Cauley General Contractors, Olivenhain, California, USA
The White Sands of La Jolla, La Jolla, California, USA
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA